Opening Celebration: “The Bauhaus and Harvard”


Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5:00pm to 9:00pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA

Join us to celebrate the opening of our latest special exhibition, The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view February 8–July 28, 2019.
Following an introduction to the exhibition by curator Laura Muir, Berlin-based artist Judith Raum will present a lecture-performance titled “Fabric in space, fabric out of space.”
Raum’s installations and videos aim to both reconstruct and deconstruct the functional fabrics developed in the Bauhaus weaving workshop. Her artistic research illuminates the context of their production and explores how it was formed by prejudices about the textile as a female medium and by contesting political ideas, from communism to radical nationalism, which affected existing notions of how to live and—consequently—how to design. In this lecture-performance, Raum will evoke the figure of Bauhaus weaver Otti Berger, whose archive is housed in the Busch-Reisinger Museum.

RSVP requirements: The opening celebration is free and open to the public, but tickets to the lecture are required. Tickets may be acquired in person, by phone, or online for a small fee through the Harvard Box Office, beginning at noon on Tuesday, January 29. Limit of two tickets per person.

Learn more about Opening Celebration: The Bauhaus and Harvard.